Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Art Is" class photos and a late start to Halloween!


 
PUMPKIN HATS made from a marshmallowy bakeable "secret" clay..see below





 







 











So a couple of photos of my paperclay doll and embellishing workshop at Art is....This was just a "thrilling" class....everyone worked hard for two solid days...the class was filled with amazing mixed media and doll artists ......and a very talented doll Artist helper, Heather Brauner ........Missy Munroe is not in any of the pics as she left a day early,  Sorry Missy!!! 

  Now on to Halloween....not much time.... no more lolligagging.......but two Pumpkin Girls have been started!  My trade this year was a mold and instruction for creating these funky little pumpkins! 
The Mold....Amazingly...I found in the Dollar store!!!!  An Ice cube tray!!!   Wow....best find yet!!!   when I bent the tray in half...the stems ended up going in the same direction, creating a 3d pumkin mold.   I used a pretty cool clay that i had bought a year ago .... I hated it so I so i tossed it aside.  surprisingly it never hardened even though I didnt cover it....what the ????  well I finally read the directions...and what I thought was a marshmallowy air dry clay...is actually a clay THAT MUST BE BAKED....! WOW...IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY IN THE MOLD AND BAKED SMOOTH AND LIGHT!!!  hooray FOR "PLUFFY".... IN THE KIDS CLAY AT MICHAELS!!!! HAHAH  

8 comments:

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

Oooh I see Karen Murphy- she took my polymer clay class several years ago.

PLUFFY!
I use that stuff to make charms and ornaments! YAY!!!!
It IS so light and fluffy!!!
The dolls are FABULOUS! and the hats are SO cool!
What a cool way to mold them! Great story!
:o)

Susan said...

Colleen,
Congrats on your class, the dolls look GREAT! Hey..those pumpkin mold hats are really something...you are so creative...how do you come up with this stuff? Thanks for sharing all your great finds!

Rhissanna said...

Gotta love the dollar stores! I don't know Pluffy, but the pumpkins came out really nice from that mould. Ill be looking at ice cube trays differently now. (I usually thing about putting chocolate in them. I hadn't thought about doll accessories)

And hurry! Halloween is coming!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow that was a happy accident. The pumpkin hats look so adorable.

bumblebee said...

Thanks for sharing your pics! I love the idea of pumpkin hats. I will have to check out those molds! I was unable to attend this years AIY, but I look forward to meeting you in the future. bz Bettisbeehive.com

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Woo hooo .Yes the class was filled with AMAZING talent .. so many cute Dolls were created .. Colleen thanks for inviting me to help you . As always it is my pleasure .... Peace and love Heather

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Colleen,


Ohhh...I love those pumkin dolls!
I love that class...you are a good teather...

Please Colleen can you mail me, becuase I have a guestion for you...
My email is

marijkevanooijen1@gmail.com

Big hugs...your friend from Holland, Marijke

Colleen said...

Marijke...have been trying to leave something on your blog for weeks...keeps kicking me out! I sent you an email.. I miss you!@!

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn